*** Pic of my husband and our daughter at our church ***
Wives, maybe you’d like to join me by adapting this prayer or a similar prayer for your husband. There is SO MUCH POWER when we pray in total faith in our incredible God!
Thank You for being the Creator of the universe, King of kings, Lord of lords, Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, the only Sovereign One, the Great I AM and the Author of life. I praise You for Your great and unsearchable wisdom and for Your design for marriage and families. I thank and praise You for creating marriage to be a living parable of the very great mystery of the relationship between Christ and His church.
Forgive me for my sins. Cleanse me of every trace of pride, resentment, bitterness, anger, jealousy, rebellion against you, disrespect for you or my husband and for thinking I know best. Forgive me for trying to take control over things that belong to You alone and for trying to control my husband. Help me release my grip on him so that he can serve You in freedom – that I might not disrupt the communication between You and my husband. Show me any sin I am cherishing in my heart that grieves Your Spirit. Show me where I am filled with fear and not trusting You. Help me to see that You are more than big enough to handle my deepest fears and that I can trust You and not be afraid. Help me to find my trust muscles and to yield everything in my life to You. I surrender my will. I have died to sin. You crucified my sinful nature. Let me live for You – giving up my desires, my will, my plans and my wisdom to embrace Your desires, Your will, Your plans and Your wisdom. The things I was holding onto were trash. Help me to see that any “sacrifices” I make for You will be turned to pure joy – and I really am not sacrificing anything of worth to do things Your way. Help me to remember that the cost of disobedience is always greater than the cost of obedience. Give me a willing heart to hear and follow Your voice! I give myself fully to You. I am completely available to You to use in any way You desire.
Let me be a godly wife and mother by Your standards, Your definition and Your power. I don’t have the strength to be a godly woman on my own. I am weak, but You are so strong. I invite Your Spirit to completely fill and overtake me, empowering me to be a godly woman who has great beauty in Your sight – that gentle and peaceful spirit that does not give way to fear. Let me put all my trust in You – not myself, not my wisdom, not my husband, not marriage, not my job, not my abilities, not money or the government. Open my eyes to any idols that I am worshipping and serving and sacrificing to instead of You and let me tear them all out by the root and only put all my faith and trust in You alone! I need to decrease that You might increase. Your wisdom is so much higher than mine! I reject my own wisdom and what seems right in my eyes and I embrace Your wisdom, Your Word and Your will for my life. Let me hunger and thirst for Your Word. Let me seek You with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. Let me love You with all that I am. I hold nothing back from You. I trust You with all things. And I know that You will work all things for my good because I love You and am called according to Your purpose. So I have no reason to fear! I can’t lose! No matter what happens, You will cause it to be a blessing and bring good to me and glory to Your Name. So I can rest in Your love and trust You without any fear. Empower me to give my husband respect in ways that touch the deepest parts of his masculine soul. Teach me to stand behind his leadership in our marriage – he is the God-given spiritual authority in our family, not me. Help me to be a godly follower. Give me strength and wisdom to resist should he ask me to sin or go against Your Word. But give me the grace, wisdom, courage and power to put my faith in him – knowing my faith is really in You to lead him – so that he might see I trust him and I trust You.
I lift up my precious husband to Your throne room in heaven. Thank You for his leadership. Thank You for giving him to me to protect, teach and guide me. Thank You for him carrying that heavy weight that is too much for me. I trust You to give him Your wisdom to take me and our family where You desire us to go. I don’t know the way – but You do. And I trust that You are powerful enough to lead me through my imperfect husband. Thank You that You are strong enough and powerful enough to use even his mistakes and sins for Your glory and my good – so I have no reason to fear. I know You will work things out for the best for my family, even if we suffer along the way. I will trust You even in the painful times. I seek Your glory more than my comfort. I pray that You might draw my husband close to You. I pray that You might allow him to be a man after Your own heart. Convict him of every sin and anything that offends You. Let him have Your priorities and be filled to overflowing with Your Spirit of power, love and self-discipline. Let the fruit of Your Spirit be very evident in his life and our marriage daily. Use him in whatever way seems best to You to bring the greatest possible glory and honor to Christ. Let him daily take up the full armor of God. Let him be mature and complete, lacking nothing, because of Your Spirit at work in his life. Let him wisely handle the Word of God. Use him to combat Satan in Your name – protecting our family from evil, temptation and harm. Let him be alert and well-prepared, able to provide for us, protect us and lead us in Your narrow path that leads to life. Use him to bring many to Your kingdom.
Thank you for my husband’s strengths! He is such a precious gift to me. Thank You for opening my eyes to the treasure he is and for healing our marriage!
- He loves You
- He wants to take us to a Bible-teaching church
- He is so patient, kind, forgiving and full of mercy and grace
- He can see the bigger picture when I can’t
- He is so emotionally and spiritually stable
- He is a man of his word and of integrity
- He loves his wife dearly
- He loves his children and provides well for us emotionally/spiritually/financially/physically
- He has godly wisdom
- He is careful to make the best choices – he doesn’t rush into things foolishly
- He is gentle, selfless and loving towards me – portraying the love of Christ in such a powerful way
- He never lords his authority over me
- I am safe with him and can trust him
- He is faithful to his marriage vows and considers our marriage a covenant before God
- He has a very strong work ethic
- He is a talented DIY-er
- He is wonderful at finding good deals and he is responsible with money
- He is trustworthy and responsible
- He has such a refreshing sense of humor and doesn’t take himself too seriously
- He is affectionate towards me and our children
- He is such a visionary – able to turn an old run-down house into my dream home
- He is awesome with technology
- He has a passion for marriage and for desiring to share God’s wisdom with other husbands and wives
Use my husband and me to be a godly example of faith and marriage to our children. Let us represent Christ and His church well by Your Spirit at work in us. Let them see that we are united – and nothing can divide us. Let them see a beautiful example in us that they will always carry with them in their hearts and that they can use as a template to build their own healthy, godly marriages and families upon one day.
Keep us all from temptation and evil. Thank You that You are not done with any of us, but that You are making us more and more set apart for Your use. Make us holy as You are holy. Let us be one with You. Let us be one with each other. Let our marriage draw many people to Christ and honor You in every possible way!
In the Name and power of Christ,